Chris Barnes Wins PBA Liberal Kansas Southwest Open

by ddziomba September 23, 2020 07:36

Liberal, Kan., (Sept. 22, 2020) –Chris Barnes from Double Oak, Texas won the fourth annual Liberal Kansas Southwest Open on Sunday at Ayr Lanes to capture his 29th PBA Regional title.

Barnes won his first five matches in the modified eight-game round robin match play finals to overtake previous leaders, Canadian Francois Lavoie and A.J. Chapman, from Manchester, Iowa. Barnes sealed the victory with a decisive win in the final game position round and earned $4,000 for first place.

Barnes completed the finals with a 7-1 record and 4,790 total pins. Lavoie finished runner up for the second year in a row with 4,657 pins and collected $2,400. Houston’s Shawn Maldonado finished in third place followed by Kyle Duster, from Scottsdale, Ariz. in fourth place.

The third annual PBA50 Waxahachie Southwest Open will be September 25-27 at Hilltop Lanes. The Southwest Region’s next open event is the PBA Oklahoma City Southwest Open.

PBA LIBERAL KANSAS SOUTHWEST OPEN, presented by French Construction
Ayr Lanes, Liberal, Kan., Sunday

Final Standings (after 21 games, including match play bonus pins):

  1. Chris Barnes, Double Oak, Texas, 7-1, 4,790, $4,000.
  2. Francois Lavoie, Canada, 4-4, 4,657, $2,500.
  3. Shawn Maldonado, Houston, 6-2, 4,651, $1,800.
  4. Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 5-3, 4,620, $1,400.
  5. AJ Chapman, Manchester, Iowa, 4-4, 4,597, $1,100.
  6. Kris Koeltzow, Wheat Ridge, Colo., 5-3, 4,488, $850.
  7. Alex George, Wichita, Kan., 3-4-1, 4,426, $750.
  8. n-Connor Egan, Farmingdale, N.Y., 2-6, 4,419, $700.
  9. Dimitri Cruz, Denton, Texas, 5-3-0, 4,402, $675.
  10. Nathan Pope, Arvada, Colo., 2-5-1, 4,351, $650.
  11. ss-Mark Williams, Beaumont, Texas, 2-6, 4,311, $625.
  12. Keith Lesko, Prosper, Texas, 2-6, 4,204, $600

n-denotes non-PBA member

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Non-Member Cortez Schenck wins PBA Bowlero Mesa West Open

by ddziomba September 17, 2020 07:56

Mesa, Ariz. – Cortez Schenck, a non-member of Phoenix, Ariz. won the PBA Bowlero Mesa West Open on Saturday at the Bowlero Mesa bowling center.

Schenck won all 8 games in match play posting a winning 15-game total of 3,769 pins to secure first-place. As a non-member, Schenck will not receive credit for his title.

n-Schenck earned $3,000 for first place with Darren Tang of Las Vegas finishing second with a 4-4 match play record and 3,568 pins to earn the $1,500 second prize.

PBA BOWLERO MESA WEST OPEN
Bowlero Mesa, Mesa, Ariz., Saturday

Final Match Play Standings (after 15 games, including match play bonus pins):

  1. n-Cortez Schenck, Phoenix, Ariz., 8-0, 3,769, $3,000.
  2. Darren Tang, Las Vegas, 4-4, 3,568, $1,500.
  3. Toby Sambueno, Henderson, Nev., 3-4-1, 3,565, $1,200.
  4. n-Ari Wilson, Henderson, Nev., 6-1-1, 3,496, $1,000.
  5. PJ Haggerty, Roseville, Calif., 4-4, 3,472, $900.
  6. Jake Peters, Henderson, Nev., 4-4, 3,451, $850.
  7. Kyle Duster, Scottsdale, Ariz., 5-3, 3,354, $800.
  8. David Haynes, Las Vegas, 2-5-1, 3,347, $750.

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Matt Russo Wins PBA BowlersMart Midwest Open for First Career Win

by ddziomba September 17, 2020 07:46

Valley Park, Mo. –Matt Russo of Fairview Heights, Ill., compiled a 5-1 match play record and a 13-game total of 3,224, including bonus pins, to win the PBA BowlersMart Midwest Open at Bowlero Lakeside on Saturday.

Russo led the seven-game qualifying round with a 246 average. Heading into the final position round match, Russo had a 29-pin lead over John Marsala of St. Louis, Mo. Marsala had a chance to put the pressure on Russo late in the match, but an errant shot in the 10th secured Russo’s victory. Marsala ended the day 20 pins behind Russo.

Russo won $2,500 for first place, while Marsala earned $1,500 as the runner-up.

The PBA Midwest Region travels to Virden, Illinois September 18th for the PBA50 Allstate Showtime Lanes Midwest/Central Open. The event is open to bowlers ages 50 and above.

PBA BOWLERSMART MIDWEST OPEN
Bowlero Lakeside, St. Louis, Mo., Saturday

Final Match Play Standings (after 13 games, including match play bonus pins)

  1. Matt Russo, Fairview Heights, Ill., 5-1, 3,224, $2,500.
  2. John Marsala, St. Louis, Mo., 5-1, 3,254, $1,500.
  3. n-Anthony Neuer, Lewisburg, Pa., 4-2, 3,132, $1,025.
  4. Keven Williams, Springfield, Mo., 4-2, 3,125, $900.
  5. n-Donald Lee, Maryland Heights, Mo., 4-2, 2,986, $800.
  6. Mitch Beasley, Clarksville, Tenn., 3-3, 2,985, $750.
  7. n-Drake Bazzy, Flat Rock, Mich., 2-4, 2,920, $700.
  8. Nick Kruml, Downers Grove, Ill., 2-4, 2,884, $680.
  9. n-Andrew Lazarchick, Brick, N.J., 2-4, 2,818, $660.
  10. n-Steven Jarvis, O’Fallon, Ill., 2-4, 2,737, $640.
  11. Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Tenn., 3-3, 2,735, $620.
  12. n-Collin Walsh, Columbia, Mo., 0-6, 2,637, $600.
  13. n-designates non-PBA member

    Editor’s Note: A photo of the winner has been posted in PBA's Media Gallery.

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Brandon Curtis Wins PBA AMF Towson Lanes Open for Fourth Career Title

by ddziomba September 14, 2020 18:08

Towson, Md. – Brandon Curtis of Manson, N.C., compiled a 5-3 match play record and a 15-game total of 3,446 pins to win the PBA AMF Towson Lanes Open on Sunday.

Curtis, a regular in the PBA South Region, led qualifying by 69 pins. After a strong start in match play, he struggled with 163 and 178 games and lost the lead to Steven Arehart of Chesapeake, Va. with only three games remaining. Curtis recovered his form and closed with 269, 223 and 213 to earn his fourth PBA Regional Title, his first in the East Region. Arehart retained the runner-up spot while Alex Cavagnaro of Massapequa, N.Y. and Michael Ruben of Seldon, N.Y. followed.

With the win, Curtis earned $2,200 and extended his winning streak to three consecutive seasons with at least one PBA Regional title. Arehart earned $1,300 as the runner-up. Alex Cavagnaro of Massapequa, N.Y. earned $1,100 for finishing third, while Michael Ruben of Selden, N.Y. finished fourth and earned $960.

The next stop in the PBA East Region schedule is the PBA Bowlero Wilmington Open in Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday, October 4.

PBA AMF TOWSON LANES OPEN
AMF Towson Lanes, Towson, Md., Sunday

Final Match Play Standings (after 15 games, including match play bonus pins)

  1. Brandon Curtis, Manson, N.C., 5-3, 3,446, $2,200.
  2. Steven Arehart, Chesapeake, Va., 5-3, 3,321, $1,300.
  3. Alex Cavagnaro, Massapequa, N.Y., 6-2, 3,303, $1,100.
  4. Michael Ruben, Selden, N.Y., 4-4, 3,289, $960.
  5. Tim Foy Jr., Seaford, Del., 5-3, 3,287, $825.
  6. Erv Rains, New Cumberland, Pa., 5-3, 3,137, $700.
  7. Michael Martell, Brooklyn, N.Y., 3-5, 3,103, $600.
  8. n-Terry Mize, Owings Mills, Md., 4-4, 3,094, $580.
  9. Andrew Suscreba, Clifton, N.J., 3-5, 3,082, $560.
  10. Danny Wiseman, Baltimore, 3-5, 2,964, $540.
  11. Shawn Jones, Faber, Va., 3-5, 2,937, $520.
  12. Michael Houtz, Myerstown, Pa., 1-7, 2,986, $500.

n-designates non-PBA member

Editor’s Note: A photo of the winner has been posted in PBA's Media Gallery.

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PBA Junior Club Rolls Out Today for Youth Bowlers

by ddziomba September 14, 2020 14:35

All-New Junior Club Available for Girls and Boys Under Age 17 with Dreams of Competing in the PBA

New York, NY – The Professional Bowlers Association is proud to announce the launch of PBA Jr., a new club exclusively for youth bowlers that will encourage and support their participation in the sport as they begin their journey to become a professional.

Youth bowlers under age 17 can sign up today for the PBA Jr. Club in one of two tiers - PBA Jr. Basic Tier or PBA Jr. Premium Tier. Each tier offers discounted entry fees into PBA Jr. regional tournaments, early access to PBA Tour events, merchandise, and much more.

PBA Jr. Basic Tier - $39.95 annual fee

  • Discounted entry fees into PBA Jr. regional tournaments
  • Official PBA Jr. Bag Tag
  • Exclusive PBA Jr. merchandise kit including official PBA bowling towel, water bottle and hat
  • Early access to PBA Tour event tickets and free upgrades on tickets purchased
  • *BowlerX.com discounts: 10% off orders with free shipping
  • 20% discount to annual FloBowling subscription for new subscribers
  • Annual free game voucher at any Bowlero Corp center

PBA Jr. Club Premium Tier - $89.98 annual fee

  • Official PBA Jr. High 5 customized jersey
    • Discounted entry fees into PBA Jr. regional tournaments
    • Official PBA Jr. Bag Tag
    • Exclusive PBA Jr. merchandise kit including official PBA bowling towel, water bottle and hat
    • Early access to PBA Tour event tickets and free upgrades on tickets purchased
    • *BowlerX.com discounts: 10% off orders with free shipping
    • Free download of PBA Pro Bowling console game (available for Xbox One, Steam, Nintendo Switch or PS4)
    • 20% Discount to annual FloBowling subscription for new subscribers
    • Annual free game voucher at any Bowlero Corp center

    The PBA Jr. Club will also offer youth bowlers the opportunity to compete like a professional in PBA Jr. tournaments while bowling for a chance to win SMART scholarships. Tournaments, including the PBA Jr. National Championship, will be announced at a later date.With the success of the inaugural PBA Jr. National Championship Regionals and efforts to advance the sport of bowling at every level, the PBA Jr. Club is one of many opportunities for youth bowlers to get a head start before entering PBA Tour level competition.

    For additional information and to sign up for the PBA Jr. Club, visit pba.com/junior.

    *BowlerX.com discounts – some exclusions apply. No discount allowed on items protected by manufacturer pricing policies and on existing sale items.

    About the PBA
    The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

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